March 9, 2016
Dates & Deadlines
candidate deadlines for graduate students
Friday, April 22nd: Final Exam Deadline for General Candidacy (CAND 99100) Registrants
Friday, April 29th: Thesis Deposit Deadline for General Candidacy (CAND 99100) Registrants
Friday, May 13th, 4:00 p.m. ET: Graduate School Commencement (All Schools and Colleges)
Doctoral candidates must have passed the preliminary examination by May 9th, 2015, to be eligible for Spring 2016 graduation. All of the deadlines for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2016 are now available on the Graduation Deadlines Calendar webpage.
Students who miss any of the deadlines in red may incur a $200 Late Graduation Deadline Fee if they would like to maintain their candidate status for Spring 2016. Candidates who request to make updates to an already deposited thesis or dissertation or who have been listed on the Graduate School’s candidate roster for the same degree more than two consecutive sessions may also incur this fee.
News & Events for Undergrads
Apply to be an Ag Ambassador!
The Ag Ambassadors are a group of undergraduate students in agriculture who serve as official representatives of the College of Agriculture at public functions hosted by the college, administration and the Agricultural Alumni Association. The Ambassadors are our College’s lead prospective student recruiters. Please see the info sheet for more information and how to apply before March 15.
Academic success workshops
The Academic Success Center’s workshop series has been finalized the schedule and more information can be found on this flyer.
Undergraduate Research & Poster Symposium
Mark your calendars for this year’s Undergraduate Research and Poster Symposium. It’s scheduled for Tuesday, April 12, 2016 in the Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms. To enter your research or scholarly project posters into the symposium, you need to apply by March 11th at www.purdue.edu/research/ugrad
Creating & Presenting an Effective Poster
A poster presentation workshop will be held Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 6:00- 7:30 pm in Pfendler Hall, room 241 (Dean’s Auditorium) for all undergraduate students. If you have or will soon be completing your undergraduate research project, this workshop with Dr. Karen Plaut and senior Bethany Weldon is a must attend event! Pizza and drinks provided!
Summer Research opportunities for undergrads
· Molecular Agriculture Summer Institute (MASI): This program is designed to expose undergraduate students to the wide-ranging field of plant sciences and STEM fields. Applications are due April 1, 2016 and can be found on the website at https://ag.purdue.edu/oap/MASI/Pages/default.aspx.
· Purdue Ag Center Experience (PACE): PACE is designed to expose undergraduate students who have little to no farm experience to applied research at one of the eight Purdue Agriculture Centers (PACs). Undergrads work with faculty research mentors at one or multiple PACs over the summer. Apply online at https://ag.purdue.edu/oap/PACE/Pages/default.aspx.
· Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) – For sophomores and juniors, this paid research experience at Purdue is from May 23 – August 5. Apply online at www.purdue.edu/surf.
Undergraduate Summer Employment
CEDA- summer field technicican
A summer field technician position is available at the University of Arkansas. Information about the position is available at:
Curiatorial Assistant Needed
Dr. Zaspel and Dr. Nearns are looking for undergraduate students to assist in a new project. More information can be found here.
News & Events for Grads
electronic Exam forms
Prelim and final examinations must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance with the graduate school via the plan of study website found on MyPurdue. If the final exam is not scheduled, you cannot graduate. This is in addition to scheduling the exam with Dr. Yaninek. Please see the applicable checklist at https://ag.purdue.edu/entm/Pages/grad-forms.aspx for more information.
Some things to keep in mind as you add your summer research/course hours:
· 69800 and 69900 are scheduled from May 16 through August 2
· A maximum of 9 credits taken during Summer session are permitted.
· Graduate staff must be registered for at least 3 credits in at least one of the Summer modules in order to hold their assistantships
Thesis/Dissertation Newsletter Spring 2016
The latest update from the Thesis and Dissertation Office, with helpful information for candidates, is available here.
MS Word for Thesis Writers
The Thesis and Dissertation Office is offering a workshop “MS Work for Thesis Writers” several times this spring. Please see the flyer for offerings and registration info.
Soft Rollout for New Electronic Thesis Acceptance FOrm
The thesis office has announced the soft rollout of the new online Thesis Acceptance Form. Please note that usage of the ETA form will be optional throughout 2016, and the Thesis office will continue to accept paper thesis forms during the soft rollout period. Information about the ETA will be included in the upcoming thesis workshop presentations.
Scholarships & Awards
the college drug awareness scholarship available
The College Drug Awareness Scholarship is now available for any student. For eligibility, deadlines, and details please visit http://www.collegedrugawareness.org/collegedrugawareness.html
turner pest control scholarship
Turner Pest Control in Jacksonville, Florida is offering a $1,500 scholarship which will be awarded to a student who is enrolled in any university, college, or trade program. The students do not have to be studying entomology or pest management. Information about the scholarship may be found here: http://www.turnerpest.com/scholarship/pest-control-scholarship/. The application deadline is in May 1, 2016.
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